Flash woes for all

cookiemonsterAdobe flash is really in a shit state of affairs even in a browser with no ad blocker. (my blog) – quite what it was trying to do and failed to do is a point i won’t bore you with that but somehow incompatibilities where either programmed in (latest greatest support) which got left behind by the people who put the object in the browser..

Not that i care or i control those decisions but flash has become an unmaintainable beast and most don’t yet know it after all it did work at some point.

Ignorance is bliss – forget what you read thanks flash is great when it can crash a four core laptop and that is the only software i know that do that..

That makes me smile

 

Minorities, genre and the bbc

I read that dr who which has taken yet another long break from the bbc after having it’s budget cut and having less episodes as a result of bbc decisions in the past after alll nobody watches it.anywhere.

Its not all great tv but it is yet another international thing the bbc is famous for has cut down on. Well i suppose television series are best done by Americans not the British unless it is about seven people in a stately home.

Oh well that is a surprise – and a bit of a fuck you to television licence fee payers but who gives a stuff about them?

I am having a hard time ‘getting’ a lesbian black canteen assistant who fattens up her lovers only to dump them.  Perhaps its just me with that simple thought.

Somebody in the bbc likes it though.

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Good cop bad war,Neil Woods

isbn: 97817855032707 is a look at the war on drugs, it certainly not a kind book about Nottingham & Northampton and other places linking gypsies and minorities to crime which makes one newspapers description of it kind of a curveball.

Written in a ‘you had to be there*’ style the problematic nature of dealing with drug crime is laid bare.   Problems lie both in police forces vision and politicians who might see one person dealing as the problem when the supply chain is the problem not the person who they got.

Rather repeating itself .Woods does name names which many newspapers did not publish with cases many know about Nottingham’s reputation but not go into the detail of which newspapers do not appear to be interested in.

So something here.  Eventually light is seen and thus a book is produced.

3/5 bananas *including swearing

 

Fusebox fun

fusebox

Madam

Bananas does not play with electricity but the monkey house does have a ‘sensitive’ fuse box.  If a light bulb dies, then we stumble about being urbane apes as the rest of the circuit has no power.

A reset on the fuse box usually fixes the problem and we then discover what went bang.  So if you really want to know how apes it takes to change a lightbulb two or maybe three apes if a ladder is needed in a tree free zone.

telescopic ladder

Oddly our fused plugs never seem to the cause of the problem and these seem redundant with this fuse box.

Sometimes it simply trips a room so the lights might work but the plugs wont.  So if somebody tells a joke about changing a light bulb you know how many apes it takes.  Useful information.

The newspaper industry ‘app’ mystery

Yeah its the tempest

The monkey houses newspaper (my blog) also has an online version of which you need a login to and we don’t have them, as i block some things and if you do visit the site it complains about it.  Nobody in the zoo visits the site for the nagging delay and the weird commentators who want world war three or something less doomsday like say who’s multimillionaires daughter has a diet cookery book out and why an eel in your stomach will work wonders which could be a world war three in your stomach i guess if that is not overthinking things..

Anyhow i was not bothered but I had an interest to see if subscribers also got served ads – i guess ‘yes’ if you ask me what i suspect with the extra data the bush telegraph also knows to create a super cookie for nefarious advert use – say buy a hardback book about word war three dieting? – loose weight with Polonium*  But the newspaper who apparently gave us web access never told the alpha ape here in the monkey house how to login.  Not that anyone the monkey house was bothered by this omission.

Then all of a sudden he tells me they reduced the price of the subscription and cancelled the web access for non use. Oh news to all.

The monkey house is not bothered by this but it is something i will not now know.  Ignorance is bliss..I did once try and get a more up to date ‘free’** computer for a beta they where giving away [not me] but neither seemed wiling to do anything about it

The moral to this story if you do not tell customers of a thing they won’t use it.not that my exploration would result in happy customers here paying extra for web access..

Cookies !

*works.** note the exclamation marks

A Spongebob squarepants moment.

Bananas saw sponge out of water imdb: tt2279373 which is the second film on netflix (my blog) and it is an experience to treasure.

I like spongebob squarepants (my blog).so if your looking for an unbiased view of the undersea fry cook please go elsewhere

This film has a number of aspects that make it perhaps a little continuity unfriendly but i laughed most of the way through it so it has something going for it.

4/5 bananas.

Mad ginger royals and even madder ginger people

what what

Ginger people are odd and there is ginger haired loony called Mark Colborne kept in a secure mental health home for his desire to kill any non ginger haired royals (not here) and anybody else who is not ginger.  I suppose that is being sunshine intolerant for you.

Mark Colborne and it seems his royal idol with the right coloured hair* both seem to have a health problem apparently ‘grief’ – perhaps he should grow crops in Lincolnshire until  sanity returned under the care of Dr. Francis Willis.

Medication time.

It worked in imdb tt0110428.

If you know any ginger people they too might be weirdos

*royals usually are usually not ginger

the life project,Helen Pearson

hokeyisbn: 9781848146282 was an economist pick about cohort studies and how people live.  It is a bit buzzwordy and a gentle introduction but the data from 1946 has become more accessible and relevant with modern stuff like computers.

Politicians are as usual unwise and foolish to this stuff and it appears many problems continue and neither red nor blue party really cares for them or takes advice from them unless its part of there party line.

You may know of these large studies by headlines like fat children,divorce and the family in newspapers.and such like

Not all studies work and there is a lot failure  in practice before these things work which is something america discovered.  Oddly a question like how much change from £2 will you get from a item costing 0.64p can tell you a lot about a group of people.

Something worth celebrating as an idea even if politicians see what they want to (failing) and the msm finding a negatives for headlines.

5/5 bananas.

Lazy people – something about smart phones

really uncool

The monkey house has been discussing smart phones and the cost while the phone bit is cheap how you obtain the hardware is the thing as own/rent/hire are all options.

Laziness is expensive and as the technical ape who knows sod all about this sort of thing it was an education – renting is expensive say £25 a month over two years, buying outright new from a phone company is expensive but doing it separately is an area where if you have the cash upfront means big savings.

Avoiding microsoft products of course (my blog))i found a reasonably price unknown brand but with android (my blog) 5.1 os for under £80 [not hard]. Over two years that’s £3.5 monthly  if i keep my 24 a month term from above and own the phone.

The moral is buy – dont rent and do not go to a phone shop for anything. Counter intuitive but those tv adverts, shops and unhelpful staff* do add to the cost.  Being an ethical customer is also  a sign of being a mug

Whether the ape who wants this ‘phone’ has the ability to use it if a another question as i go down this rabbit hole – more posts in the future on phones.

*not something your average salesperson wants to do is teach silver surfers how to use a smart phone..

The paradox of cavemen selling art

I wrote a geoip script (my blog) and if you mess about with various log formats it works with many output logs since they all differ to a certain extent and so i ran it aganust our email server.

So i got curious and wondered what Afghanistan was sending….

/smtpd[*]: connect from unknown[103.224.215.18]
policyd-spf[*]: Neutral; identity=mailfrom; client-ip=103.224.215.18; helo=[103.224.215.18]; envelope-from=*@billwatsonfineart.com; receiver=thezoo
/smtpd[*]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[103.224.215.18]: 554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [103.224.215.18] blocked using xbl.spamhaus.org; 103.224.215.18; from=.215.18; from=<*@billwatsonfineart.com> to=<*@billwatsonfineart.com> to=<thezoo> proto=ESMTP helo=<[103.224.215.18]>
/smtpd[*]: disconnect from unknown[103.224.215.18]

No idea but Afganistan selling art sounds wrong based on this (my blog).  I am sure the domain owner would not be welcome in Kabul.

 103.224.214.1 - 103.224.215.254
 Giganor-BroadBand-wireless-customers
 H # 263, Shora Street 4, Cart e 3, Kabul Kabul
 AF
 abuse-mailbox:  support@giganor.com

This ‘Freedom’ seems wasted on Islamic believers, However i guess it might be drugs or something deemed moral after all it been already flagged as spam its certainly not bacon.

The moral to this story do not use godaddy (my blog) who our cavemen are using for a false identity.